What was your life like before the Joyable program?
I knew that I was feeling isolated and depressed, and I knew that I was not living my best life, but was not sure exactly where to start.
I had tried going to a counselor in person previously, but could not fit it into my busy schedule and trying to narrow down counselors who were both covered by my insurance and could meet my needs was an overwhelming challenge.
The thought of meeting a new person and developing a client/patient relationship with them also seemed like something that I just didn't have the emotional energy for.
What was your biggest fear before starting?
My biggest concern was honestly that I would not benefit from the program, since I sometimes give up on things too quickly. I was concerned that because it was online, I would not be held accountable for completion, and it would just be one more failure to add to my list.
Instead, Jill (my coach) was very present and supportive, and was able to communicate with me often, touch base when I seemed to disappear, and I felt that she really cared about my progress. Having someone available to talk to about the program definitely made it more useful and rewarding for me.